3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 21, 2015 8:31 AM by Test Screen Name

    Need help with export to PDF and transparency issues


      Thanks to this community, my InDesign files are almost warning free , but I still have the following warnings in Preflight:


      The PDF document uses features that require at least Acrobat 5.0 (PDF 1.4) [someone suggested that I do that - is that ok?]

      Transparency used (transparency group)

      Transparency used (soft mask in image)

      Font is embedded (completely or as a subset)


      I am exporting to PDF.

      I have merged my layers.


      What else do I need to do?


      Here is a summary of my settings:


          [Based on '[High Quality Print]'] Use these settings to create Adobe PDF documents for quality printing on desktop printers and proofers.  Created PDF documents can be opened with Acrobat and Adobe Reader 5.0 and later.

      PDF Preset: CreatespacePreset

      Compatibility: Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4)

      Standards Compliance: None


          Pages: All

          Spreads: Off

          View: Default

          Layout: Default

          Full Screen: Off

          Generate Thumbnails: Off

          Optimize PDF: On

          Create Acrobat Layers: N/A

          Export Layers: Visible and Printable Layers

          Include Bookmarks: Off

          Include Hyperlinks: Off

          Export Nonprinting Objects: Off

          Export Visible Guides and Baseline Grids: Off

          Create Tagged PDF: On

          Interactive Elements: Do Not Include




          Color Images

              No Sampling Change

              for images above: 450 ppi

              Compression: Automatic

              Tile Size: N/A

              Quality: Maximum



          Grayscale Images

              Bicubic Downsample at: 300 ppi

              for images above: 450 ppi

              Compression: Automatic

              Tile Size: N/A

              Quality: Maximum



          Monochrome Images

              Bicubic Downsample at: 1200 ppi

              for images above: 1800 ppi

              Compression: CCITT Group 4



          Compress Text and Line Art: On

          Crop Image Data to Frames: On



      Marks and Bleeds

          Crop Marks: Off

          Bleed Marks: Off

          Registration Marks: Off

          Color Bars: Off

          Page Information: Off

          Page Mark Type: Default

          Weight: 0.25 pt

          Offset: 0.0833 in

          Use Document Bleed Settings: On

          Bleed Top: 0 in

          Bleed Bottom: 0 in

          Bleed Inside: 0 in

          Bleed Outside: 0 in

          Include Slug Area: Off




          Color Conversion: No Color Conversion

          Destination: N/A

          Profile Inclusion Policy: Include All Profiles



          Simulate Overprint: N/A

          Output Intent Profile Name: N/A

          Output Condition: N/A

          Output Condition Identifier: N/A

          Registry Name: N/A




          Subset Fonts Below: 0%

          Omit PDF: Off

          Omit EPS: Off

          Omit Bitmap Images: Off

          Transparency Flattener Preset: N/A

          Ignore Spread Overrides: N/A